Town Square

Post a New Topic

Los Altos school board approves $155 million land purchase in Mountain View

Original post made on Jun 26, 2019

The Los Altos School District's board of trustees voted unanimously to spend $155 million to buy land for a school in the San Antonio shopping center in Mountain View, calling it a bargain. Still undecided: which school will go there.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:42 AM

Comments (5)

15 people like this
Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 26, 2019 at 11:56 am

LASD should try and get Target to swap with them. The Target site, on the other side of Showers Dr, would be a better site for a school, and the Kohl's site would be a better location for a newer nicer Target - similar to the 2-story Target in downtown Sunnyvale.


32 people like this
Posted by The Crossing
a resident of The Crossings
on Jun 27, 2019 at 3:13 pm

No, No, & NO!

PLEASE proceed with the purchase and keep the school on the Kohl's site as outlined for the benefit of our neighborhood given that we are the most impacted with the new high-rises and don't want our view of the mountains blocked! Service businesses like 24 Hour Fitness do not pay sales taxes.

WE NEED RETAIL AND ESPECIALLY STORES LIKE TARGET THAT SIGNIFICANTLY SUPPLEMENT THE LOCAL SCHOOL REVENUES! SUPPORTING RETAIL IS A VOTE TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS!


34 people like this
Posted by @ Neighbor!
a resident of The Crossings
on Jun 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm

We fought to keep the Greystar project from cutting down our beloved Redwoods, to keep the apartments from overwhelming our neighborhood, and to preserve our view corridor. In exchange we were told we would receive play fields from the school and a park...now you want to take this away from us...sorry.

Please use the TDRs in Old Mountain View for high density housing!!


Like this comment
Posted by LASD parent
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2019 at 7:09 pm

I can’t recall why, but the current Target site wasn’t an option for LASD. I agree that, for the school, it would be better as it’s not boxed in by busy roads.

Fear not (or fear), the ink is dry on the Kohl’s land purchase.


7 people like this
Posted by WeWillMissKohl’sInMtnView
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:38 pm

I hope that Kohl’s can relocate a store nearby so don’t have to drive to Milpitas. It has been a great local shopping option at San Antonio for when you need something nicer than Target or Walmart but don’t want to battle the traffic to one of the malls - has been handy for several last minute clothing purchases for our family.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Why is it becoming increasingly impossible to open a restaurant on the Peninsula?
By Elena Kadvany | 27 comments | 4,903 views

Electric Buses: A case study
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 2,102 views

Helping Partners Become Couples (vs. Helping Couples Become Partners)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 203 views

 

PRICE INCREASES MONDAY

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Register now